Motorhead Fans Start a Petition to Have a "Jack and Coke" Renamed a "Lemmy"

by Ryan Hudak on Jan 12, 2016 in Culture
Motorhead Fans Start a Petition to Have a

With all the petition websites out there these days, anyone can petition people for anything—and it’s starting to show. After some breweries got together to waste everyone’s time with a cheap marketing ploy to rename Thursday “Thirstday,” some fans of the late Lemmy Kilmister are petitioning for the Jack and Coke to be henceforth referred to as a “Lemmy.”

Lemmy’s passing indeed took fans of Motorhead—and much of music in general—by surprise, and this petition is at least a more noble cause than a lot of them out there,  but it will still be a waste of time, even to the 40,000+ people who have currently signed the petition. It may very well reach the 50,000 signatures it wants on change.org, but then what?

When it does reach the required signatures—which are petitioned to “The Entire World”—is anyone going to actually call a Jack and Coke a “Lemmy”?  Even if you signed the petition and want so badly for it to be renamed after one of rock’s gods, what is going to happen if you walk into a bar and order a Lemmy? Unless the bartender is a good friend or you’re a regular, you’ll get a blanket stare and then you’ll have to specify what you want by its actual name.

So, can we stop wasting people’s time with silly petitions that will get nowhere? In the end, the petition is a nice idea to pay tribute to someone who meant a lot to many, but ultimately will fall on deaf ears—possibly ears made deaf by just how damn loud Motorhead was.  

Photo via Flickr user
Sam Howzit

Tags: Cocktails
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Drink Portland's 2017 Feast Survival Guide

Drink Portland's 2017 Feast Survival Guide

So you're going to Feast Portland, the Northwest's largest - and best - food and drink festival....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 12, 2017
A Washington Distillery Makes Pickle Vodka and We're Into It

A Washington Distillery Makes Pickle Vodka and We're Into It

Blue Spirits Distilling has created a 120-proof, pickle flavored vodka that is just begging to be poured into your next Bloody Mary....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 12, 2017
You Can Now Drink Red Wine Out of a Forty, Just in Time for Fall

You Can Now Drink Red Wine Out of a Forty, Just in Time for Fall

If you're mourning the end of rose-in-a-forty season, don't worry: Forty Ounce Wines is now producing its first red wine in a forty, just in time for ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Sep 11, 2017
SPONSORED
Portland's Nerdiest Bars

Portland's Nerdiest Bars

Portland is a nerdy city: home to three of the largest comic book companies, we host two different comic-cons every year, have trivia every night of t...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 6, 2017
Lagunitas Brewing Co. Has Launched a Cannabis Beer

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Has Launched a Cannabis Beer

Working with CannaCraft Inc., a cannabis-extract manufacturing facility in nearby Santa Rosa, Lagunitas created the SuperCritical Ale, flavored with t...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 6, 2017
Carnival Cruise Lines has Opened the First Brewery at Sea

Carnival Cruise Lines has Opened the First Brewery at Sea

The Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines has hopped aboard the microbrewing trend with the founding of RedFrog Brewery, the first ever craft brewery on a...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 6, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The Guzzle Buddy Beer Bottle Glass

Things No One Asked For: The Guzzle Buddy Beer Bottle Glass

One company is making glasses you can screw right into the top of your beer bottle....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Sep 6, 2017
Thieves Have Stolen $300,000 Worth of Wine from Paris Catacombs

Thieves Have Stolen $300,000 Worth of Wine from Paris Catacombs

Thieves invaded the Parisian catacombs to drill into a private cellar and steal 300 bottles of Grand Cru wine, the total value nearing $300,000....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 6, 2017
Target is Introducing a Line of $5 Wines

Target is Introducing a Line of $5 Wines

Watch out, Two-Buck Chuck - Target is introducing its own line of wine, each of which will cost just $5. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Aug 29, 2017
Feel Like a Kid Again With These Rose Wine Pouches

Feel Like a Kid Again With These Rose Wine Pouches

Between froze, rose drive-thrus, rose infused gin and tequila, and rose forties, the rose trend isn't stopping any time soon — and that time is defi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Aug 29, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close